“Probably The Largest KYC Data Leak In History” Demonstrates The Importance Of Bitcoin Privacy

The alleged hack has left millions of users’ personal data — including passwords and addresses — available for 1.5 BTC on the dark web.As much as 8.2 terabytes of personal information data has allegedly leaked from users of India-based MobiKwik mobile payment’s wallet application and onto the dark web, according to a report from India Times. A white hacker who highlighted the breach called it “probably the largest KYC data leak in history,” per India Times. The leak apparently includes ID scans, passports, emails, phone numbers and addresses, and is currently for sale on hacking forums for 1.5 BTC, per the report. Reporting entity Technadu lists the assets for sale as:“The seller lists the following as included in the massive pack:Total 350GB MySQL dumps – > 500 databases99 million – mail, phone, passwords, addresses, lots more data, apps installed, ph manf., IP address, GPS location40 million – 10 digit card, month, year, card hash (sha256)lots of databases with all company data~7.5 TB of ~3 million Merchant KYC data – passports, Aadhar cards, pan cards, selfie, store picture proof, etc., used to get loans on the site.” Upon entry of email addresses or phone numbers, the portal returns valid user information, per Technadu. MobiKwik has since denied the claim, stating, “Some media-crazed so-called security researchers have repeatedly attempted to present concocted files wasting precious time of our organization as well as members of the media. We thoroughly investigated and did not find any security lapses. Our user and company data is completely safe and secure,” Technadu reported. Regardless, the …
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